The activities here at The Close Care Home!





We have a very positive attitude to help our residents achieve their goals and independence. As activities co-ordinators we aim to deliver a diverse selection of outcome based activities that are based on the interests, needs and daily living skills of all of our residents. This will help people feel a sense of achievement and pride in taking part in meaningful activity.

We are working closely with all of our residents, and as a new team, we will be completing a personal history which will enable us to develop our “This is your life” profile which will demonstrate how we will approach activities and care in a person centred way.

The event programme will continue and is currently being reviewed and we would very much appreciate feedback on which events our residents and relatives like the best so that we can focus on the right stuff.

Since the beginning of the year, we have commenced a new weekly programme of activity which includes Quiz mornings, baking (badly – King Alfred is alive and well!!), knitting, sewing, bingo, flower arranging, reading and trips out on a rotational basis.

Celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and special events are a very important part of our planning and we have themed events throughout the year. In January we held a Burns “day” celebration where residents were able to experience traditional Scottish fare, Robbie Burns poetry and a quiz on Scotland. We also celebrated the Chinese New Year with food and a quiz as well.

Between us, we have a wealth of experience in care services and in planning meaningful activities for people. We, both, enjoy making a difference to our resident’s lives and being part of and nurturing the family friendly environment within The Close.

Our greatest satisfaction and sense of achievement every day is seeing our residents smile.





I joined the close to work in the kitchen on April 16th, 2018

I enjoyed meeting the residents and as I became more familiar with the Close and Residents taking the meal trolley to each Department, I felt I wanted to have more interaction with Residents.

When a vacancy came up on Activities, I jumped at the chance to help our residents enjoy their lives to the full.

I joined the Activities team in December which was a very busy month and I haven’t looked back.

I’ve enjoyed being part of their achievements, goals and laughter from seated football, seated golf, trips out to museums, Cafés garden centres and more

My focus is our residents to enjoy their hobbies & keeping Happiness as my priority throughout all their life’s challenges.  Amy


The Close Care Home, Abingdon Road, Burcot, Oxon, OX14 3DP 01865407343